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construct (something) from (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system from foam balls and popsicle sticks—what did you guys use?
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construct (something) out of (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system out of foam balls and popsicle sticks. What did you guys use?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

construct something from something

 and construct something out of something
to build something using something. Do you want to construct the house from wood? Shall we construct the building out of stone?
See also: construct
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The initial phase of the plan, costing about Dhs150m, covered constructing roads in 5 districts namely: Hatta community, Al Qusais 3, Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4.
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Morrison's novel moves toward the kind of notion of identity that Mouffe describes as "an ensemble of 'subject positions' that can never be totally fixed in a closed system" and that remain "always contingent and precarious, temporarily fixed at the intersection of those subject position"; moreover, Mouffe argues that these points at which subject positions meet or intersect function as "nodal points, partial fixations," as "precarious forms of identification" that have the potential of constructing "forms of unity and common action" that do not depend on cen tered subjects or on pre-existing identities or unities" ("Feminism" 372, 381).
(Shortly after constructing the model he stops working in terms of architectural space and adds colors and shapes simply in terms of pictorial composition.) Since Renner's work is not done with a brush, painting finds a model-like expression - one in which the process of creating an image is freed from the limitations of the medium itself.
Zulich Enterprises is currently constructing a 107-unit apartment building in Sudbury's south end.
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They are constructing Web sites that support career counselors.
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For his Circle Limit prints, Escher worked out the underlying rules of these disk models and developed his own method for constructing a hyperbolic grid, relying on his skill and intuition to create the geometric scaffolding he needed.
Constructing Spanish Womanhood: Female Identity in Modem Spain.
This discourse then becomes a tool central to constructing reality and building social constructs.
She locates (perhaps over-simplistically) several contemporary feminists within one of two camps: those who presuppose a universalizing, ahistorical framework for constructing accounts of women's experience and those who adhere to the historically localized and culturally specific for such accounts.
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